We have been thrilled with the care and attention Thomas has received from your Little Readers staff. He has grown into a very confident 5 year old who is interested in learning! We are thrilled that he has this head start and we THANK YOU!
We found Oxford Learning through the volunteer work our eldest daughter was doing in the classroom. Our daughter was struggling with reading and writing. Our eldest asked the child who appeared to be the most proficient “how she learned to read so well?” The child responded “Little Readers!” We immediately googled ‘Little Readers’ and it led us here to Oxford Learning. The staff have worked hard to help us identify her gaps and have helped her work on a program that has reinforced the fundamentals that she did not get in a large classroom setting. She is excited to go to her lessons and her confidence builds every week. She works hard at her own pace with her tutors and is getting a strong building block in reading and writing. Thank you for helping us put a plan together to address our daughter’s individual needs.
Steve established the Oxford Learning Royal York Centre in 1995. He has resided in the Bloor West neighbourhood for over twenty-five years. After earning his degree at University of Waterloo, he made his early career in information systems services. Later, Steve taught college courses for many years before launching Oxford Learning Royal York. Steve says that some of his greatest pleasures are to see the growth of the children and young adults as they do their work at Oxford Learning, and to be a part of the enthusiastic professional team that supports and guides growth using the Oxford Learning system.
As Education Director, Kymberly supervises the delivery of the children's learning programs. Kymberly is an experienced primary teacher with special interests in reading in primary grades, special reading interventions, assessment in special education, and programming for students with disabilities. Kymberly has a special qualification in Special Education. Kymberly is also deeply involved in home renovation.
Janet graduated cum laude with her Bachelor of Education in 1988. She came to us in 2012 after thirteen years with the Toronto Board, Janet has a special role administering Oxford Learning Dynamic Assessments, and preparing and monitoring Oxford Learning programs. Janet says she and her husband also work full-time as live-in servants for their cat.
Rajashree has a special interest in and significant experience teaching younger children. She has come to teach the Little Readers program while Teresa Wong-Querijero takes maternity leave. Rajashree is also an accomplished vocalist and dance performer, and has a special interest in children’s literature.
Candace comes to us as a teacher who has completed a full career in the public and Catholic education systems in Toronto. Candace has developed her interests in gifted education, family studies, cooperative education, career studies and many other areas. Candace loves to commute on foot to Oxford Learning.
Palmira specializes in teaching math and science. As a student at Queen’s Universtiy, Palmira was awarded “Most deserving teaching assistant” two years in a row, and was a Dean’s Scholar every year. She began with Oxford Learning in 2016, and is very well respected by her students.
Julianna is a 2007 graduate of Bishop Allen Academy who followed her dream to become a qualified teacher. Her special interest is to work with primary students, and she has become very effective at using Oxford Learning curriculum to help the children with reading, writing, comprehension, and spelling.
Natalie joined us in 2012 to teach high school math and science. Her reputation as a tutor at Oxford Learning keeps Natalie as busy as can be. Natalie can also be found teaching math at Silverthorne CI.
Palmira is a graduate of Queen's University Engineering where she was recognized for top grades and for excellence as a teaching assistant. This year Palmira is a graduate engineering student at the University of Toronto.
Emily earned degrees in teaching (specialty K to 5); and drama and communication at the University of Windsor. She brings over seven years classroom experience, as well as drama leadership and Christian youth leadership experience to the Junior Reading Academy and Little Readers.
Oxford Learning Etobicoke Royal York is looking for a committed, reliable and enthusiastic Elementary Teacher. The Junior Reading Academy program is an enriched after-school reading program for children in Grades 1 to 3 that develops the foundational skills needed to learn and excel.
A great candidate for this position will possess the following skills:
* Strong organizational and classroom management skills.
* A team player who enjoys working with others
* Outgoing and dynamic personality
* Ability to multi-task and work with multiple children in a learning environment
* Ability to create fun and engaging activities that encourage reading
* Criminal record check and first aid.
If you are an enthusiastic, flexible, dedicated individual, who is passionate about helping kids learn – then a great opportunity awaits you!
We sincerely thank all applicants and only selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Monday to Friday 2:00pm to 6:00pm, additional hours possible
Salary: $14-$16 / hour
Includes vacation pay, statutory holiday pay, and EI & CPP Contributions